Lithe Tree Frog

Wood Alebrije Tree Frog Sculpture from Mexico

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SKU: 343929
Working in the folk art style of alebrije sculptures, Mexican duo Pablo and Lucy Mendez create this striking addition to your home decor. Carved of copal wood and painted by hand with dot motifs in fiery tones of red, yellow, and orange, a lithe tree frog splays its limbs.

Alebrijes are a fairly recent Mexican art form, attributed to Pedro Linares. Unconscious due to illness in 1936, he was presumed near death and yet his dreams were extremely vivid. He tells of a place where all was peaceful and quiet until all of a sudden there appeared a lion with an eagle's head, a rooster with bull's horns and a donkey with butterfly wings. They kept screeching 'alebrije, alebrije!' and Pedro began running away. He encountered a man who told him it was not yet his time to be there are and he should continue running towards the exit. In this dream Pedro climbed out of a window and regained consciousness.
  • Copal wood
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • 0 oz
  • 3.8 inches H x 7.8 inches W x 4.1 inches D
  • Made in Mexico

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Pablo and Lucy Mendez

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